Lucia McBee, LCSW, is an instructor for clients and staff at the Center for Comprehensive Care at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Continuum Health Care Partners. For over twenty-five years, she has served persons with chronic illness and their caregivers in community, research, and institutional settings. Her practice employs mindfulness with complementary and alternative medicine to improve quality of life in community, hospital, and nursing home settings.

Ms. McBee has trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the Center for Mindfulness, and in mind/body/spirit medicine at the Center for Mind/Body Medicine. She has published articles in peer reviewed journals, and has presented at national and international conferences. She is the author of Mindfulness-Based Elder Care, based on her innovations in mindfulness and complementary and alternative medicine for elders and their caregivers.  She serves as a CSSW field instructor and educational coordinator, and as a faculty mentor for Public Health dual degree students. She is a certified Kripalu yoga instructor. Ms. McBee holds master’s degrees from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and from the Columbia School of Social Work. www.luciamcbee.com